After Duke of York confirmed he received the lawsuit, in which Virginia Roberts sued him for allegedly sexually assaulting her at 17 years old, the Queen, 95, has allegedly agreed to help pay the bills.
The news comes after Andrew hired attorney Melissa Lerner to help him fight Roberts in court.
Andrew Brettler is Andrew's lawyer, who apparently charges $2,000 per hour for legal services conducted by Lavely & Singer, the L.A.-based law firm that represents him, the outlet reported.
The British newspaper also reported that Queen Elizabeth is using funds from her privacy Duchy of Lancaster estate.
In the documents, which were obtained by The Royal Observer, Roberts claims that the royal "sexually abused Plaintiff in Epstein’s New York mansion in this District."
"On another occasion, Prince Andrew sexually abused Plaintiff on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St. James," the documents state. "During each of the aforementioned incidents, Plaintiff was compelled by express or implied threats by Epstein, Maxwell, and/or Prince Andrew to engage in sexual acts with Prince Andrew, and feared death or physical injury to herself or another and other repercussions for disobeying Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew due to their powerful connections, wealth, and authority."
Andrew and Buckingham Palace have denied the claims. "It didn't happen. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever," he said in 2019.
"It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts," the palace said. "Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation."
They continued, "The Duke of York unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein’s suicide left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims. The Duke deeply sympathizes with those affected who want some form of closure. It is his hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. The Duke is willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations if required."